11 days in Goa & Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Goa & Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Goa & Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip planner.

New Delhi to Goa is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (34°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Moosa Tea & Coffee Centre ©
Moosa Tea & Coffee Centre

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in April, expect little chillier with lows of 30°C in Kochi (Cochin). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 10th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

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Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, look for gifts at Greenworld Spices & Herbal, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady journey planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam online day trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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